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Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, Va., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

Data isolator power electronics module for sensors and communications introduced by Murata

Data isolator power electronics module for sensors and communications introduced by Murata

MANSFIELD, Mass., 26 Aug. 2015. Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Mass., is introducing the NMUSB202MC surface mount powered data isolator module for industrial controls, sensor communications, and harsh-environment power electronics applications.

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. Cyber security experts at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., are developing ways to keep proprietary and private data private, as well as to understand how to build information systems that ensure private information can be used only for its intended purpose and for no other.

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

KEYPORT, Wash., 21 Aug. 2015. U.S. government researchers are gathering contractors for a program to develop revolutionary underwater propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 21 Aug. 2015. HEICO Corp. in Hollywood, Fla., is boosting its expertise in maintaining Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters with its acquisition of F-16 maintenance and repair specialist Aerospace & Commercial Technologies Inc. (ACT) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Military intelligence research projects seeks to uncover threats from social media, other text

Military intelligence research seeks to uncover threats from social media, other text

ROME, N.Y., 20 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force military intelligence experts are asking industry for new ways of uncovering existing and future global military threats from mountains of openly available text data, such as social media, blogs, and chat rooms.

Nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control introduced by Aerotech

Nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control introduced by Aerotech

PITTSBURGH, 20 Aug. 2015. Aerotech Inc. in Pittsburgh is introducing the Ensemble QDe high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control applications ranging from fundamental scientific research to advanced OEM machine systems.

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

U.S. Air Force researchers are notifying industry of an upcoming project to develop many inexpensive, disposable unmanned drones for long-range, high-speed attack missions in remote regions.

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems

Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

Navy researchers ask industry for ideas on how to defend against helicopter RPG attacks

Navy researchers ask industry for ideas on how to defend against helicopter RPG attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 19 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for ways to design equipment that can detect, track, and shoot down incoming rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) that threaten helicopter RPG attacks on U.S. and allied aircraft operating on or near the ground.

Lockheed Martin studies performance upgrades to CBASS submarine torpedoes

U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are moving forward with plans to upgrade and enhance the Navy's Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) version of the Mk 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo.

Sikorsky moves forward with aircraft automation and optionally piloted helicopter technologies

Sikorsky moves forward with aircraft automation and optionally piloted helicopter technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 19 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

Embedded computing chassis for OpenVPX backplanes in military systems introduced by Pixus

Embedded computing chassis for OpenVPX backplanes in military systems introduced by Pixus

WATERLOO, Ontario, 17 Aug. 2015. Pixus Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario, is introducing the VPXD0800 open-frame embedded computing chassis for OpenVPX backplanes. Other standard backplane architectures also can be used in the enclosure.

Defense companies move forward with effort to repackage Joint STARS radar for smaller aircraft

Defense companies move forward with effort to repackage Joint STARS radar for smaller aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 13 Aug. 2015. Three U.S. defense prime contractors are moving forward with a cost-cutting program to redesign the sophisticated ground-monitoring radar system of the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance and Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) for a business jet or other relatively small aircraft.

L-3 Link to upgrade F-16 flight simulators to reflect latest systems aboard jet fighters

L-3 Link to upgrade F-16 flight simulators to reflect latest systems aboard jet fighters

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 13 Aug. 2015. Simulation and training experts at L-3 Link Simulation & Training in Arlington, Texas, will upgrade the flight software of advanced U.S. Air Force F-16 Block 40/50 flight simulators.

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to design weapon to kill several incoming missile warheads

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to design weapon to kill several incoming missile warheads

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2015. Two major U.S. defense companies are starting work on developing a ballistic missile defense weapon that would be able to detect, track, and kill several different incoming enemy missile warheads and decoys with only one counter-missile launch.

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for simulation and training

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for simulation and training

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force simulation and training experts are spending as much as $20.9 billion and involving 25 U.S. flight simulation companies in an effort to streamline their simulation and training acquisition and procurement process.

BAE Systems wins certification for radiation-hardened integrated circuits for use in space

BAE Systems wins certification for radiation-hardened integrated circuits for use in space

MANASSAS, Va., 11 Aug. 2015. Microelectronics experts at BAE Systems have achieved the U.S. Department of Defense Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Level V radiation-hardened certification for the company's next-generation 45-nanometer application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for use in space applications.

Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

SAN DIEGO, 10 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy submarine research experts needed imaging sonar systems to help evaluate the performance of nuclear-powered submarines operating in the arctic. They found their solution from EdgeTech in West Wareham, Mass.

High-power transmission tube for dimensional measurement introduced by X-RAY WorX

GARBSEN, Germany, 10 Aug. 2015. X-RAY WorX GmbH in Garbsen, Germany, is introducing the XWT-300-THE Plus high power transmission tube with 300-kilovolt acceleration voltage and 50 Watt target power for high resolution X-ray sources in three-dimensional production testing and dimensional measurement.

DARPA to brief industry next month cyber security defenses against denial of service

DARPA to brief industry next month cyber security defenses against denial of service

ARLINGTON, Va., 6 Aug. 2015. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on an upcoming cyber security project to develop fundamentally new defenses against distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks on U.S. military data networks.

Global perimeter security market to grow to $20.3 billion over next five years

Global perimeter security market to grow to $20.3 billion over next five years

DALLAS, 6 Aug. 2015. The worldwide market for perimeter security will grow from $14 billion this year to $20.3 billion by 2020, driven by he rising number of perimeter intrusions, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas. This represents a combined annual growth rate of 7.6 percent.

Navy asks Rockwell Collins for advanced prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

Navy asks Rockwell Collins for advanced prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed a precision Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation system for a differential GPS based carrier landing system. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Air Force wants new electronics thermal management techniques for fighter aircraft

Air Force wants new electronics thermal management techniques for fighter aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, 4 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force electronics thermal management experts are asking industry for new ideas on how to cool the electronics on future fighter aircraft, which could be at least 10 times more demanding than they are today.

DC-DC converter for battery powered and compact applications introduced by Calex

DC-DC converter for battery powered and compact applications introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 4 Aug. 2015. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord Calif., is introducing the QSW DC-DC converter for battery powered applications. The QSW offers a 9-to-36-volt DC input range with an isolated, precisely regulated 12-volt output.

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August 2015
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